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Aug 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
for tuning in. tonight's lead, commander in chief president obama and this country can's allies are nearing a decision on whether to strike syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. at this very hour, top administration officials are briefing members of congress about the situation there on the chemical attacks that left hundreds dead. and what our military options are. but taking this country into war should never be done with a rush to judgment. and the president made that clear. >> what i've said is that we have not yet made a decision, but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. we are consulting with our allies. we are consulting with the international community. and, you know, i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria. but we do have to make sure that when countries break international enormous on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they're held accountable. >> yes. someone needs to be held accountable. and the rationale for a strike isn't cut and dry. as the associated press repor
Aug 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
evidence and now, of course, what comes next, barack obama is now moving closer to military strike. "boston globe" also talking about a coming military strike. it looks like it's probably going to happen. let's get to news. >> top u.s. officials now say chemical weapons were used in da masses cas and the president is considering a limited military strike on select targets inside the country. yesterday u.n. inspectors visited the site of the attacks and though low expectations for what their probe will uncover, secretary of state john kerry says there is little doubt as to what happened there. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the contents of the world. p it defies any code of more reality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. the reported number of victims the reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, the firsthand accounts from humanitarian organizations, these all strongly indicate that everything these images are already screaming at us, is real
Aug 7, 2013 3:00am PDT
. it is a folly built on a fantasy that doing this is going to get the approval of the senate and barack obama. it is never going to happen. so you are going to shut down the government for no reason. yesterday mitt romney weighed in on it. >> the former presidential candidate told a group of donors that the plan led by conservatives would hurt national security. that doesn't make it easy for some republican lawmakers like north carolina congressman. >> this is what the tea party wants to know. will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? i want yes or no. no. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> this guy has probably voted to get rid of obama care 20 times. i mean, they take the vote every week. >> 40 times. >> they voted 40 times. so you now have this happening all over america. i said it the other day. i know there are stupid people on the internet and they have to do something. >> they don't like your pants. >> they are wandering the streets, going to get hit by cars or in mama's basement. rather than be in mama's basement writing stup
Aug 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
intelligence. >>> kristen welker is in martha vineyards where president obama is vacationing. what are lawmakers saying to you about this latest threat? >> reporter: alex, good day to you. lawmakers seem to be on the same page. closing the 19 embassies was the right move because it pointed to the fact that al qaeda was planning either one large explosion or a series of explosions. here's a little bit more on that from congressman peter king. take a listen. >> the intelligence that i saw here was at least as powerful as anything i've seen since 9/11, probably the closest would be the liquid explosive plot out of london in 2006. but this was very credible. it was corroborated and spoke of a massive attack and to me was the right thing to do. >> now, alex, some republicans did use the closure of those 19 embassies to attack president obama's foreign policy center. john mccain making a point that the peninsula has gotten much stronger in recent years and also argue that it's an indication that president obama hasn't been strong enough in terms of combatting that growing presence and th
Aug 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
. america has come a long way in 50 years. and the fact that barack obama is president of the united states means we can finish this journey toward what dr. king dreamed about. >> i can't help but think 50 years lighter all the things that martin luther king talked about are in place, racism, poverty, inequality. to see an african-american president up there in front of the lincoln memorial today. think about barack obama who had just turned 2 a few weeks prior when the speech was made. his mother and probably his grandparents were watching it, living in a segregated country where fire hoses were turned on americans. what a moment today. put the politics aside. to see that man 50 years later standing on the same step where martin luther king stood. >> it is amazing. wla last night he had a reception at the white house. when i waps standing in the east room and they brought in dr. king's sister and i saw the picture of george washington and looked at president obama it brought tears to my eyes. i was only 8 years old when the march happened. they never could have dreamed that the president o
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
as president obama. >> yeah, joe. david cameron really shocked because it was defections within his own party that caused ta defeat and if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he will be doing so without the support of our two strongest european allies. after an eight-hour debate the british parliament voted to reject a limited strike against syria. >> why is it that our allies in the middle east like saudi emirates, qatar, kuwait and others, cannot take military action, why does it fall on us yet again? >> put simply, is it in britain's national interest to maintain an international taboo about the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield, my argument is question it is. >> i take a question from the scottish national party. >> does he know if there are any plans over the last few days for any military action before next week, planned at all against syria? >> i obviously can't discuss the details of potential action in detail in front of this house, but i can tell the house that american president and i have had discussions that have been reported in th
Aug 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> meanwhile the "san francisco chronicle" reports many people uninformed about obama care are falling prey to scams. the scams can take the form of e-mails or phone calls from people pretending to be representatives of the federal government and even solicitors going door to door trying to sign people up for fake medical cards or seeking personal information. what do you think about what's going to happen this fall? >> oh. it's hard to predict. obviously with respect to the budget showdown i don't think the president is going to budge. i don't see why he will or would because this his signature legislation. if they're saying delay the thing for a year i doubt that he would do that. but, you know, the weekly radio address was very interesting in part because we're at this point right now where there is a, you know, sabotaging going on of the plan or an attempt. the biggest move is to get people to burn their obama care cards as if they exist but encourage young people not to sign up, avoid the exchanges as a way to make sure the overall bill is sabotaged. this is a very critical juncture an
Aug 8, 2013 3:00am PDT
cancelinging president obama's planned bilateral talks with his russian counterpart. president obama and vladimir putin were expected to sit down and discuss, among other things, syria's ongoing civil war. the kremlin said it is disappointed by the cancellation. the decision reportedly unanimous by the president's national security team. the icy standoff rekindles a debate between mitt romney and president obama during the 2012 campaign. >> this is to russia that this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. they fight every cause for the world's worst actors. the idea that he has more flexibility in mind for russia is very, very troubling, indeed. >> governor romney, i'm glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing america, you said russia. not al qaeda. in the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> white house -- >> boy, that's a cute line. it's just so dead wrong. it's not even funny. and every single
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
another gas attack. >> and you find low public support, you find low congressional support. and obama is going to need to contend with. there hasn't been a clear articulation of what we're going to achieve and how we're going to do it. i think once someone stands up and does that, then you can test the support that you'll get. >> michael, thanks for that reasoned analysis. we appreciate it. getting up early, though he's on the east coast. >> thank you. >> that was most recent analysis i've heard in a long time about having an objective as opposed to just sending a signal. >> largely symbolic. >> it feels like we have been forced into it. we'll have mccain on. he's railing against general dempsey, who says, you know, said let's show much reticence to do anything that it emboldens -- in his view, emboldened these guys. all right, coming up, how twitter is learning from some of facebook's ipo mistakes. first, as we head to break, let's check on the national forecast with the weather channel's alex wallace. >> good morning to you. good morning, we're tracking some showers moving from the
Aug 26, 2013 3:00am PDT
shelling in the area. on saturday, president obama reviewed a range of options and possible targets with his national security team. the u.s. has already four destroyers nearby in the mediterranean sea, two within missile range. members of congress are comparing the situation to kosovo calling for surgical strikes using cruise missiles. >> i think we have to respond and i think we have to respond in conjunction with our nato allies, respond much as was done in libya with the nato allies and i think we cannot afford to sit back and wait. >> president assad says this morning, quote, failure awaits the united states if it attacks. comparing a conflict with syria to vietnam. >> well, i don't know. we could just kill you. actually. it wouldn't really be hard to find you and kill you. >> there is that. >> i mean, i don't think it's going to take us -- >> here's reuters. >> showing tepid support at home. only 25% of americans would want the u.s. to intercede, down five points from two weeks ago. andrew roberts writes in the "wall street journal," it takes a barbarian to employ poison gas.
Aug 25, 2013 3:00am PDT
president, mr. barack obama as the head of the country that has the strongest presence in the international community to be responsible at a personal level as well as his country level. >>> the u.n. has sent its high representative for disarmament to damascus to persuade the government to let the chemical weapons inspectors to the site. every second counts in an investigation is to have any chance of success. >> that was fred in damascus. >> here at home a bit of good news on the monster wildfire that is burning out of yosemite national guard. the canyon winds have died down a little bit slowing the flame's marnl toward the park which is 200 miles from san francisco. >> still 4500 buildings are at risk. more than 129,000 acres have gone up in flames. nick valencia has been covering this over the weekend. >> it was cookin'. it was moving fast. >> reporter: this is the time of year that the park is usually packed with tourists not firefighters. but about 40 miles from the heavily visited park, firefighters are dealing with this. >> it's on the minds of the public in this area and beyond. >> r
Aug 20, 2013 3:00am PDT
to defund obama care. so ted cruz, he's a player. >> just ask him. >> no. listen, he's going to iowa and people are going -- >> people like him. people are excited about him. >> why? >> i think he taps into -- >> because he's a cade nade yan. >> the sinking sarah palin base, people that were excited about sarah palin, have now transferred to ted cruz. >> and michele bachmann. >> so that is a vibrant part of the republican party, love them or hate them, they look every two to four years for someone that will champion their animosity towards the large federal bureaucracy. >> it's resentment. >> animosity. >> resentment. but it's the sarah palin supporters, the herman cain supporters in a sense the donald trump supporters. you line them all up and that's -- and we have people going out there -- who knows. maybe cruz is going towards 2016 more powerful because instead of tripping over, you know, sarah palin and herman cain and michele bachmann and all these other people, maybe he has that space all to himself. >> but what -- >> and then there's rand paul the libertarian. >> which is so m
Aug 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
, president obama returns from vacation and plans to sit down with the leading financial market regulators today. opinions from both sides of the aisle next. right now, 7 years of music is being streamed. a quarter million tweeters are tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is gonna be big. hp moonshot. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. pcentury link provides reliable yit services like multi-layered security solution to keep your information safe & secure. century link. your link with what's next. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." president obama will be sitting down with the leading financial market regulators today to discuss their progress or lack of progress in implementing dodd/frank. joining us to talk about it, tony frato and jerod bernstein. hi, guys. >> hi, andrew. >> before we even go there, i have a joe question for jerod. i don't know if you heard u
Aug 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
mayer. >>> a provocative question the day after president obama gave the keynote speech marking the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. >> have the conservatives judged this man by the content of his character? >> absolutely not. most of the political have an union pinning of race. >> president obama downplayed the assertion that race was behind the republican gridlock. >> i was on the stage with president clinton, and i remember him having a pretty hard time with republicans as well. there does seems to be sometimes just democratic presidents generally being -- efforts being made to gee legitimize them. >> let's bring in joe watkins and democratic strategist and former edwards campaign spokesman chris skofinas. what do you think of that? >> it's one of those things where you don't want to believe it. obviously you have a lot of republican -- i don't by any means believe they are racist, so it's something that you don't want to believe, but when you step back and i think this is where the american public, and in particular i would say the african-american co
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
obama and his national security team laid out their case for action against syria in a conference call with lawmakers. but here's where things get complicated. the british parliament voted down a strike and israel says it is unlikely to join as well. but france's president says his country can go ahead with plans to strike syria. all this is roiling the markets. oil dropping on news of the british vote late yesterday and you can see right there, things are slightly down this morning, but it is all quite marginal for now. but i'm still -- i'm still trying to understand what we as the u.s. are now supposed to do with all this given what is going on internationally. >> i think about it a lot. i never come up with any answers. it is like i'm debating myself. i feel like i could do a good job on both sides of the debate, which shows you that it is a quandary for anyone trying to deal with it. i got to say, i don't -- i feel a little bit of empathy for the president on this. even though i don't -- i think we put ourselves in this position. >> we put ourselves in a box. everybody agrees we pu
Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
clinton. senator elizabeth warren and president obama round out the top four. governor christie's position dips when only republicans are polled, drops to eighth behind the list of candidates behind the party's presidential nomination in 2016. first thing is first, what on earth is a temperature meter or whatever we're calling this? >> yes. so they call this the feeling thermometer. we're into feelings and we ask you how do you feel about these politicians. so 0 is stone cold. 100 is burning up. and we saw there the president coming in fourth. the most surprising number in that poll, you mentioned senator elizabeth warren, now the senior senator from massachusetts, coming in at number 3. the other thing that really struck us, how far christie fell when you ask just republicans, interestingly enough number one, when you ask just republicans, paul ryan, mitt romney's running mate and then rand paul, ted cruz, jeb bush, scott walker of wisconsin, all coming in before christie. that points to the governor's real challenge. he has this amazing national popularity and following, on the cover of
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am EDT
's justice department and the obama administration have taken heat for the lack of high level prosecutions over the meltdown in 2008. there haven't been cases but the record is mixed. in 2009 two hedge understood managers beat fraud charges. that was a setback. better luck when a cup of traders pleaded guilty and a third this year. lots of action on the civil side. the new york attorney general working with the doj sued jpmorgan and sued bank of america and standard & poor's among others. we know there is a push from high up in the justice department to move other crisis cases along. no specifics from holder other than we're not done yet. >> you know, it's interesting, scott, that this stuff is just starting to bubble to the surface even though the 5-year statute of limitations is approaching. when i was looking at some of the bank quarterly filingses a couple weeks ago they did start to disclose the doj is investigating us for mortgage-backed security cases. almost every bank in the mortgage market disclosed that. when i talk to people they said that was because at the staff level the ban
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am EDT
's start with the biggie. >>> the obama administration now warning of a mid-october default deadline. treasury secretary jack lew saying that the government is going to exhaust its borrowing capacity at that point, and then it would be left with about $50 billion of cash on hand. he warns that amount could conceivably be wiped out in one single day. our own john harwood's going to be sitting down with the treasury secretary for an exclusive interview and we're going to have that and bring it to you at 7:30 a.m. eastern time. >>> in other washington news, the white house preparing to release intelligence evidence alleging the use of chemical weapons by syria. secretary of state john kerry called last week's attack a "moral obscenity," and he's laid out the case for a u.s. military response. >> anyone who could claim that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass. what is before us today is real, and it is compelling. so, i also want to underscore that while investigators are gathering additional evid
Aug 15, 2013 9:00am EDT
on now to major news, president obama making a statement moment ace go on egypt. he said the u.s. will cancel joint military exercises with egypt. to help us understand this, john harwood joins us live now from washington with more. john? >> kelly, it was a minimalist response by the president. you had some people including former advisers of his own saying that the united states should suspend or cut off military aid to the egyptian government. the president did not do that. he said that they were going to cancel those bright star military exercises scheduled for next month and continue to consult with his national security team on other steps. what he was trying to do was signal united states concern but not do anything to significantly weaken the relationship between the united states and the egyptian military. there will be more pressure if the violence continues. for now, this is all the president is doing. >> it's a dangerous position, though, john, that they find themselves in. on the one hand condemning the violence but on the other refusing to support the regime. i it'
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
, and how do you prevent that from an open-ended involvement in a war that clearly president obama and the united states military does not want to get involved with in a deep way. >> the public apparently has no appetite for any other conflict? russia immediately said, you know, don't -- you people don't need another adventure in the middle east like iraq and iran. obviously saying the same thing. it's really tough. it's really tough for the president to try to walk. >> reporter: it's more than tough. and you saw assad in an interview with a russian newspaper yesterday saying -- warning the united states that you get involved again, there's going to be a failure like all your interventions in the past. clearly the lessons of long and protracted wars have weighed heavily on the president. this is a president, after all, who got into politics, opposing the iraq war. says he doesn't oppose all war, but he opposes dumb wars, and it's pretty clear from his language and body language and the entire stance of the united states over the last several months that he believes it would be dumb
Aug 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
notes, you said a missile attack would only make president obama look weaker. why? >> if it's just a missile attack to signal open session to chemical weapons and assad goes ahead with future chemical weapons attacks, then that makes the u.s. look irrelevant. so it has to be strong enough to deter a future use, strong enough to send a signal not only to damascus but to iran that red lines, once they're made and, you know, we can discuss the wisdom of making a red line before you no ewhat you will do to enforce it, but once the red lean is out there, it's important not only in terms of the syrian crisis but in terms of the looming iran nuclear standoff. >> so what are you advocating exactly then? if missiles are not going to be strong enough, what would be? >> i think it has to be, well, the administration has boxed itself in on this attack. but this attack only makes sense if it's a part of a broader strategy to act sell rate the fall of assad, to strengthen moderate opposition groups within the opposition coalition, because it doesn't make sense to overthrow assad if al qaeda affi
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
. makes sense this morning you're here even though you slept in your clothes. the obama administration's car czar during the bailout. >> look at him. you should see it. it's wrinkled. he's the author of the book "overhaul, an insider's account of the obama administration's emergency rescue of the auto industry." actually steve stayed at a very nice hotel called the holedy inn express. it's cool. i like it nearby here. >> he doesn't know anything about saving the economy. >> it's close. >> he stayed at a holiday inn express. with us msnbc political analyst and former chairman of the republican national committee michael steele, msnbc contributor mike barnicle and host of "way too early," brian shactman. steve ratner, obviously we come inside the plant, it's so exciting to see all of these cars coming in. we're bringing jobs back to america from mexico. you talk about going in the right direction. you know, gm needed the government's help, a lot of other companies needed the government's help. you were critical in making that happen. my god, ford and the people in ford, they've been maki
Aug 20, 2013 6:00am EDT
of obama care exchanges. in an interview last night, wisconsin governor scott walker warned employers can't afford the uncertainty of the affordable care act. >> we need certainty. the fact is, employers aren't seeing it. the political pressure they push back on the employer mandate, but there is incredible uncertainty about the so-called affordable care act. i visit the firms, the companies, small businesses, we don't know what is going to happen next. we're not going to take the risk, even though we have the potential to grow our economy, we have the customer base that wants us to produce more, we're reluctant to go over the 50 mark, the full-time rate. >> where does this all go next? >> for someone to say there is uncertainty in obama care, that is not the lead, obviously. you'll hear things like that from scott. the two aspects is one, yesterday, the president, up with of his hometown papers in chicago, the tribune said, bottom line, in an editorial, bottom line, let's delay and rewrite this ill conceived law, three years of attempting but failing to make this clumsy monstrosity work
Aug 13, 2013 3:00am PDT
, a state president obama lost by just two points last year, passed a strict new voter i. sdrjts d. law being challenged in federal court. it requires all voters to show a government issued i.d., among some other reforms. former secretary of state hillary clinton is taking notice. she weighed in during a speech at the american bar association. john, let's listen. >> sweeping effort across our country to obstruct new obstacles to voting. often under cover of addressing a phantom epidemic of election fraud. not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in american elections, must not be paying attention. and despite the best efforts of many well-intentioned election officials, discrepancies in resources across pretingss and polling stations still disproportionately affect african-american, latino and young voters. >> the republican governor in north carolina said this is common sense reform, good for the state. he thinks it ought to be in more places around the country. what do you think secreatary clinton's doing here by step
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
to work. >> you pass laws that make it more expensive to hire like obama care or raise the minimum wage, that hurts young people dramatically. >> simple cause and effect for how it is happening. people at the high end are hogging more of the overall income, that's not simple enough to explain what is happening here. >> i wouldn't dissuade you of that view. we talk about minimum wage. you don't necessary necessarily think that's t think that's wait to go either. >> this is why the huffington post writes about you, from a negative. you do sound reasonable at times. >> i can't -- >> not all the time. no. not under any means, but okay. >> coming up, why the markets were so confused by yesterday's fed minutes. did you see the intraday chart from yesterday? up, down, all over the place, crazy. what you should expect in today's session. "squawk box" will be right back. i hav e low testosterone. there, i said it. see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
to stop president obama reform plan. they said they should remember the political backlash the republicans suffered in 1995 and '96 because of the government shutdown. he says he is committed to stopping obamacare. we will be watching retailer aeropostale today. they say it expects another loss for the current quarter. it issals increasing the number of stores that it plans to close. all right. let's get back to the nasdaq. andrew. >> hey, thanks, michelle. i am joined by bob greifeld ceo of nasdaq omx. the man of the moment. we hope we can try to figure out what happened here. obviously, a lot of frustration. i don't need to tell you how much frustration. just explain, if you could, what exactly happened? i think most of us don't understand. >> sure. what happens is that we have a data feed which consolidates the trading for 13 exchanges. we do that for the industry. had a problem. as soon as we saw that had a problem, we had a fundamental concern. we few professional traders had access to individual data feeds, be you the traditional long investor, retail investor didn't have the same in
Aug 29, 2013 9:00am EDT
in a strike. do you think that the obama administration could possibly go it alone? >> i think it is becoming increasingly difficult. the momentum seems to be slowing down. if you remember yesterday we were getting records from u.s. officials saying that the train was out of the station, it was too late to dial back, and it was coming and they were talking about it starting today. i can tell you even here we were beginning to make our plans, how we were going to cover the events if suddenly bombs were falling on dadamascus. now, you have the arab league saying it doesn't support military action. the red cross saying it doesn't support it. egypt saying it wouldn't back a military action. the uk labor party wanting to slow things down and have two votes to authorize military strikes. today the administration is supposed to give a briefing about why it believes that chemical weapons were definitively used by the bashar al-assad regime. the longer this goes on i think the less momentum you're going to have and more doubt injected into the process. >> nbc's richard engel for news turkey this morni
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